Big Blue World’s unique sound moves seamlessly across musical borders, embracing the spectrum of worldbeat textures mixed with solid alternative songwriting…and a healthy dose of psychedelic rock. The band’s influences range from Paul Simon and Fela Kuti to the Buena Vista Social Club and King Crimson.
Big Blue World is: Conor O’Brien (vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, melodica), Chris Chitouras (electric &guitars, vocals), Keith Kirkpatrick (electric & acoustic bass, stick, vocals) and Frank Laurino (drums, percussion).
The Boston-based band just released their 2nd CD, Big Blue World, available on iTunes. More info at bigblueworld.net. Chris Chitouras played with Babatunde Olatunji & the Drums of Passion for 12 years. He has performed at the New Orleans Jazz Fest and headlined concerts with Bonnie Raitt & Jackson Brown, Joan Baez, and Loggins & Messina. Chris has studied and performed with many world-renowned artists from Mali and Nigeria, including Salif Kieta, Toumani Diabate, Habib Koite, Zani Diabate, Oumou Sangare, Djelimade Tournkara, and members of Ali Farke Toure and King Sunny Ade’s bands.
August First is a Massachusetts based project that celebrates the many musical incarnations of Jerry Garcia and more. These musicians found themselves particularly drawn to the stylings of Jerry and David Grisman. August First is an acoustic arrangement, full in sound, and layered with sweet harmonies. They are not your typical tribute band; playing originals, traditionals, bluegrass, classic rock, and blues defining their style as Blues-Grassicana. Come celebrate the many musical lives of Jerry Garcia and more with August First!
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